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BYZANTINE CHURCHES
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exterior. The central apse projects m. 3 beyond the body of the building^ and was lighted by a large but low window^ divided into three lights by two pilasters crowned with carved capitals (for details see Fig. 68) ; the diaconicon has been built up to form the mihrab of the mosque ; the pro-sj to the north3 has a barrel vault.
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The drum dome is octagona!3 with eight ribs and as many windows. It seems large for the size of the church^ and is lower than usual inside. The windows do not cut into the exterior cornice of the dome. Originally the dome arches rested on four piers or columns, but these have been removed in the course of Turkish repairs, and the dome arches are now supported by beams running across the churchs under the impost of the arches.
The arms of the cross to the  north and south  have